Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Posh Chillaxing, Canine-Style

Posh Chillaxing, Canine-Style

Gotta travel with your tail-wagger? Choices await at Nick's Cove, Saracina... Read »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

St. Nick Boats Tomales Bay

St. Nick Boats Tomales Bay

Missed all of Santa's splashy water arrivals? There's another ahead. Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

An Autumn Crab Catch on Tomales Bay

An Autumn Crab Catch on Tomales Bay

A crab-catching contest and lunch mark Dungeness season. Read »

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bioluminescence on Tomales Bay

Bioluminescence on Tomales Bay

September is a good month for a glimpse at the watery phenom. Read »

Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crab Catch at Nick's Cove

Crab Catch at Nick's Cove

The Tomales Bay getaway prepares for the tasty crustacean. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tomales Bay Kayak Adventure

Tomales Bay Kayak Adventure

Big birds, big sky, and that only-on-Tomales light. Love it? Get paddling. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Canoodling at Nick's Cove

Canoodling at Nick's Cove

Need something slightly unusual but still romantic for Valentine's? Look north. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.